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  High school seniors who want to learn how to write computer program code have just a few days left to apply for the Interapt Skills High School Program Initiative.

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In today's world of Information Technology, there are more jobs than there are people to fill them. The director of the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State visits Sounds Good to discuss why that might be, and how to change it. 

It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens.

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have a mobile device such as a tablet or smartphone.

In his new novel Origin, Dan Brown (most famous for The Da Vinci Code), describes his protagonist Robert Langdon's approach to the conundrum of students' devotion to personal tech devices in the classroom.

Langdon is, Brown writes, "one of several Harvard professors who now used portable cell-jamming technology to render their lecture halls 'dead zones' and keep students off their devices during class."

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Three of Kentucky’s top agriculture leaders recently offered ‘food for thought’ to 350 of the commonwealth’s top high school students. 

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  A conference next week at Murray State will demonstrate how cyber security issues could affect local business owners.

Report: Kentucky Has Room To Grow In STEM Jobs

Dec 15, 2016
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Technology and innovation are buzzy terms often associated with places like Silicon Valley, Austin and the East Coast. But a report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation wants to break that perception.

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The use of big data is revolutionizing big agriculture: detailed information guides farmers through business transactions, planting schedules, fertilizer applications and far more. This data harvest promises greater profit and greener production techniques. But as Nicole Erwin reports, some thorny questions are cropping up about just who owns the farming data.

The clock is ticking for Destiny Davis and Jamya Whitmore.

The two high school freshmen, along with 40 of their classmates, are about to give up their cellphones for 24 hours.

They clutch them as they get mentally prepared. Davis says the good part will be talking to her family more.

The bad part? Kinda the same — "Because we're always communicating on our phones. Like, your family could be in the next room, and we texting them, but now you've got to get up and walk to go get them!"

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  A public policy think tank has released a report that says Kentucky could save around $170 million over the next five years by going electronic with some of its operations.

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